Monday, March 25, 2013

The Pied Piper of New York

The Pigeon Man of Washington Square Park

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
~Mother Teresa

If you’ve been to Washington Square Park, it’s difficult to miss this man who’s seen there nearly everyday with a fan following largely comprised of pigeons, squirrels and other little birds. Of the several other eye-catching residents of WSP, this individual is a delight to watch. I'm not sure if he's homeless or just another guy who finds his peace amongst his tiny friends but there's surely some kind of peace that overcomes upon you as you stand there and watch the squirrels and birds come up right to him and eat out of his hand, as if he's one of their kind.